"The Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a
classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we
know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking.
The Worldly Philosophers gives us a clear understanding of
the economic ideas that influence us whether or not we have read
the great economic thinkers."
"A brilliant achievement."
--John Kenneth Galbraith
"If ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities."
--The New York Times
"Robert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future."
"Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith inspired several readers to become Nobel laureates in biology. Robert Heilbroner's new edition of The Worldly Philosophers will inspire a new generation of economists."